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Cellulase from Trichoderma reesei

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aqueous solution, ≥700 units/g

Celluclast, Celluclast 1.5L
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biological source

fungus (Trichoderma reesei)


aqueous solution

specific activity

≥700 units/g

mol wt

68 kDa

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1.10-1.30 g/mL

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has been enhanced for energy efficiency and waste prevention when used in cellulosic ethanol research. For more information see the article in biofiles and Enzymes for Alternative Energy Research.

Cellulase from Trichoderma reesei is produced by submerged fermentation of a selected strain of the fungus Trichoderma reesei and catalyzes the breakdown of cellulose into glucose, cellobiose, and higher glucose polymers. It corresponds to a molecular mass of 68 kDa with optimum pH and temperature of 6 and 52° C, respectively.


Cellulase from Trichoderma reesei has been used:
  • for aqueous extraction of oil from corn germ
  • in the enzymatic hydrolysis of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse (SSB)
  • in the enzymatic digestion of paper grids
Cellulase from Sigma has been used to degrade cello-oligosaccharides into glucose in order to investigate the biodegradability of bioabsorbable bacterial cellulose (BBC).


50 mL in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cellulase complexes with β-glucosidase for degrading cellobiose to glucose polymer. The lignin content in straw and furfural residues hampers cellulase production.

Legal Information

A product of Novozyme Corp.
Celluclast is a registered trademark of Novozymes Corp.


Health hazard

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Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

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  3. What are the optimal conditions for Product C2730, Cellulase?

    For cellulase (C2730) the optimal pH range is 4.5 - 6.0, and the optimal temperature range is 50 - 60°C.

  4. What is the unit definition for the activity of Product C2730, Cellulase?

    An EGU (Endoglucanase Unit) is measured relative to a Novozyme cellulase standard. The assay utilizes carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) as the substrate and the assay is performed at 40°C. at pH 6.0.

  5. What is the protein concentration of Product C2730, Cellulase?

    The protein concentration for cellulase (C2730) is not determined.  The density of this cellulase solution is approximately 1.2 g/mL.

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Abha Sharma et al.
3 Biotech, 10(8), 367-367 (2020-08-25)
Ferulic acid is a known precursor for vanillin production but the significance of agro waste as substrates for its extraction, in combination with microbes is a less explored option. Various lactic acid bacteria were screened for the production of ferulic
Studies on the production and application of cellulase from Trichoderma reesei QM-9414
Krishna SH, et al.
Bioprocess Engineering, 22(5), 467-470 (2000)
Production of cellulase by Trichoderma reesei from pretreated straw and furfural residues
Zhao CH, et al.
Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 8(63), 36233-36238 (2018)
New insights into the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic polymers by using fluorescent tagged carbohydrate-binding modules
Khatri V, et al.
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2(2), 479-491 (2018)
S Luti et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 165(Pt B), 2845-2854 (2021-03-20)
Cerato-platanin family (CPF) proteins are produced by fungi and elicit defences when applied to plants, behaving as PAMPs/MAMPs. CPF proteins share structural similarity to plant and bacterial expansins, and have been demonstrated, in some cases, to possess expansin-like loosening activity

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